COVID-19 News and Updates

for CP Church Leaders & Members

 

In response to the increased concerns around the global outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), the CPC and its ministries, the Office of the General Assembly has compiled the following news and updates, along with some helpful information for members, pastors, and congregational leaders. 

-Check back regularly for additional updates-



• Pastoral Letters from the Moderator/Office of the General Assembly (OGA)

If you did not receive an email directly from the Moderator/OGA, please review:

       •  Letter to the CPC, dated March 21, 2020

       •  Letter to the CPC, dated March 12, 2020



Guidelines for Congregations in resonse to a Pandemic (available in the following translations):

                            English                      Spanish                             Korean



• Please Stay informed and Follow Recommended Procedures for you and your congregation.

As the status of COVID-19 changes, it is important to stay up to date on the latest information and follow recommended procedures from the following organizationpos:

        •  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:  https://www.cdc.gov

                See guidelines and checklists for Faith Based - Organizations

                            •  A Checklist for Faith Leaders

                            •  Before, During, and After Guidance

        •  The World Health Organization:  https://www.who.int

        •  U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: https://www.hhs.gov



• Denominational Center Offices Suspends Campus Operations during COVID-19 Pandemic

Concern for COVID-19 prompts the Denominational Center to suspend our normal office hours.  Our Campus will be closed Mon., March 23 through Fri., April 3.  At that time, we’ll reassess If CDC guidelines indicate extending the closure of our campus.


During this time staff will be working from home and all of our regular services to the denomination will continue as normally as possible. Staff will continue to be available to respond to emails and voice messages left, however response time may be slower than normal.  For a directory of denominational offices and personnel - (click here.)



2020 GA and Women’s Ministry Convention Meeting Status (as of 3/17/20)  -click here-



• Investment Loan Program (ILP) Information from the Denominational Board of Stewardship



• Online Worship Opportunities:

In the midst of COVID-19, many CPC ccongregations are offering online worship opportunities.  Check out online service opportunities on your church website or facebook page, or that of a neighboring CP Church. Here’s just a few that you are welcome to worship with (more opportunities will be added as information is received):


  1. Beaver Creek CPC, Knoxville, TN (Presbytery of  East Tenneessee)

https://www.facebook.com/Beaver-Creek-Cumberland-Presbyterian-Church-127957357246937/


* Whiteoak Pond CPC, Lebanon, MO (Missouri Presbytery)

http://www.whiteoakpond.org/facebook @10:45 a.m.


• Pathway Church, Burleson, TX (Red River Presbytery)

Join us here @ 10:25 a.m.:  LIVE.Pathway.Church or on Facebook Live.


  1. Dyersburg CPC, Dyersburg,TN (West Tennessee Presbytery)  www.cumberlandchurch.com

Providing a Drive-In Worship Experience @ 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.


  1. A Family Worship Resource for home:  https://pres-outlook.org/2020/03/family-worship-for-march-22-2020/




       Questions? Reourses/Information to Share?  Email:  assembly@cumberland.org